John Morgan jr Davies

Master John Morgan jr Davies

Master John Morgan Davies jr, 10, was born in Cardiff, Wales on 31 July 1903, the son of John Morgan Davies and Agnes Davis (ne White). His father died shortly after his birth and so he and his mother returned to St Ives in Cornwall, they lived in the area known as the Stennack.

John's half brother, Richard Nicholls, emigrated to Kearsarge near New Allouez, Houghton County, Michigan and John was to be taken by his mother to join him. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passengers along with Joseph Charles Nicholls, who was another son of Agnes's first marriage. John, along with his mother, family friend Maude Sincock and Alice Phillips of Ilfracombe, Devon shared a cabin.

John Davies and his mother were probably rescued in lifeboat 14 (another source says boat 3), Joseph Nicholls was lost.

Thirty years later John was living at 2250 Kendall Street, Detroit with his wife Olive Leona Uren from whom he was subsequently divorced in November 1951, they had two children.

John worked as a clerk in a drug store. He took his own life (barbituate poisoning) on 16 December 1951 likely as a result of his divorce. He was buried on 20 December 1951 at the Lakeview Cemetery, Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan. The informant shown on his death certificate was Mrs Martha Copeland, believed to be a married daughter of his.

Notes
Francis "Skip" Morgan Davis born 30 Dec 1932, died March 3, 1991. He married and had 2 children, Larry and Lori.
Beverly Ann Davis born January 2, 1934 and married David Chambers. They have 3 children, Lee, Bonnie Jo, and Gary Ross Chambers.

Documents
Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio), 20 April 1912, p.1
Daily Mining Gazette, December 17, 1951, page 2, Obituary

References
The Story of the Titanic by Maude Sincock Roberts

Acknowledgements
Steve Coombes, UK
Chris Dohany, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Homer Thiel, USA
Brian Ticehurst, UK

Articles and Stories

JOHN M. DAVIS, 45, FORMER C.C. MAN, PASSES IN DETROIT

Daily Mining Gazette  (1951) 

JOHN M. DAVIS, 45, FORMER C.C. MAN, PASSES IN DETROIT

 
MRS. ADDIE WELLS THOUGHT IT WAS BOAT DRILL UNTIL SHE SAW OFFICER'S PISTOL

Akron Beacon Journal  (1912) 

MRS. ADDIE WELLS THOUGHT IT WAS BOAT DRILL UNTIL SHE SAW OFFICER'S PISTOL

 
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